Saturday, 18 April 2009

Pierrot


Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge. I created this on mat card stock. To begin with I took 3 Distress Inks in Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint and used a piece of sponge to drag the colours across the card both vertically and horizontally. When I had a light covering, I then stamped the Pierrot stamp and masked it off so I could darken the colours around the outside of the image. I also stamped a background text (the story of Pierrot). Finally I stamped the large text at the base of the card in Versafine Black.
Thought I'd share the text on the background stamp as it's a really touching story:

"There is a story about the Pierrot which relates to how a small naked boy was found outside the gates of Heaven. It was Winter, and as St Peter picked up the child and blessed him, the snow on his body turned into a suit of pure white clothing. St Peter adopted the child and gave him his own name - Little Peter or Pierrot - but there was one condition, Pierrot was not allowed to play with any of the human children he might come across as he wandered outside the gates of Paradise. Of course, this was almost impossible for a small boy, and on his return from just such a meeting he realised that his new white suit now had black marks on it where the ordinary children had touched him. They proclaimed his guilt, and Pierrot was excluded from Paradise forever more."

19 comments:

Ineke said...

This is a very beautiful card, but a sad story, snif poor little pierot. Have a nice weekend. Ineke

Mandy C said...

wonderful pierrot card. i have this background stamp and tried to use it but it kept going wrong!

indybev said...

Beautifully done card! What a sad tale, though! I'm not exactly sure what it says about St. Peter, paradise, or human children!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Such a beautiful card, but such a sad story that I am sure will stay with me. Never did know the origins of Pierrot, not I am confused even more. Your artwork is wonderful, so I will take solace in that.

Ozstuff said...

Yes, a sad story but an exquisite picture. Beautiful work.

Kelly said...

gorgeous

hastingshall2 said...

Rachel, this is a beautiful card. I had not heard this legend before. Thank you for sharing it.
Faye

Kris Dickinson said...

Fantastic Rachel! LOVE that stamp!

herminesplace said...

Great card, love it.

Lynn Stevens said...

what a touching story, and a beautiful postcard, I must get that stamp!

Christine said...

Wonderful pierrot card

Petra Tillmann said...

What a sad story. Your card is beautiful!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

It's really unique. Very great idea. Beautiful postcard.

Anne said...

Your postcard looks great! Thanks for sharing how you created it, and what the words were to Pierrot's story. I didn't know who he was, and I found the wrong explanation to base my postcard on. :-(

Martina2801 said...

It is beautiful and artistic !!!

yasmindeboo said...

Beautiful, perfect stamps for the theme.

Taluula said...

Lovely postcard well done.

Buffy said...

Beautiful postcard. But such a sad tale.

Terri Kahrs said...

This was a sad story, but your card is wonderful!